Business Hilton Smythe is welcoming to the market, Owd Betts pub situated on Edenfield Road, Norden, Rochdale.
Owd Betts was built in 1796 by Richard and Mary Ashworth. The building was passed to their son John and his wife Betty in the mid 1800's. During this time it became an inn and was called 'The Hare and Hounds'. After John passed away in 1869 Betty continued to run the inn alone. It was during this time it became known as 'Owd Betts' In 1893.
Betty passed away at the age of 93. It was not until the 1950's that the pubs name was officially changed to 'Owd Betts' as a fitting testimony to the grand old lady. It is believed that Betty may still keep an eye on her pub today as many staff members have reported strange happenings and regularly hearing footsteps!
Owd Betts often has film crews visiting and have hosted ghost hunt events in the past.
Our client has successfully run the business 2006 and is now looking to relocate closer to his home in wales. The owner is offering a hand over period to ensure the continued success.
The premises is well presented, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere with an open fire in the colder months. To the side is the attractive beer garden area with seating for the warmer months. The clientele is mainly families, business meetings and walkers through the summer months.
The pub doubles up as a restaurant and offers traditional meals, sandwiches, soups, jacket potatoes, homemade cakes and also has a gluten free menu. Sales split 70% dry and 30% wet.
Owd Betts has built up an inevitable reputation and boasts a 4 star rating on TripAdvisor with excellent reviews.
There is potential and scope to improve income, by utilizing the upstairs as a large 3 bed flat (currently used as storage) this could be living accommodation, or letting rooms.
This is a great opportunity for anybody looking to get into the trade and would be suitable for all types of people, including a family. This pub already has a fantastic reputation and the foundations to build upon.
Other options to boost trade would be to, utilise social media, advertising and extending opening hours would benefit the healthy turnover the business already has.
Early viewing of this popular pub/restaurant is highly recommended with the business genuinely coming to the market as our client looks towards a career change.
Location Owd Betts is situated on Edenfield Road (A680), Norden, Rochdale.
The business benefits from its own car parking to the front & side of the premises, suitable for coaches.
Owd Betts well positioned to the local Greater Manchester towns of Rochdale, Bury, Heywood, Ramsbottom etc. The pub is a landmark destination restaurant.
The area is also well served by the A-roads, with the A56 being within easy driving distance of the business, which links to the M66 motorway network.
Premises Our clients took over the business in 2006 and completed a refurbishment, keeping several original features.
Cellar with easy access drop point, with a 5 star cellar hygiene certificate.
Open plan lounge with ample seating.
Lovely open log fire.
Male and female toilets.
Bar area with ample shelving, fridges, optics and glass wash.
Traditional open fire place.
Large fully fitted commercial kitchen, with 5* food hygiene rating.
Including commercial walk in fridge and freezer.
Ample stainless steel racking and shelving.
Separate pot wash area.
Large storage room.
2 x double rooms.
1 x single room used as an office.
Large loft storage space.
Car parking at the front for approximately 15 cars as well as street parking. Additional parking, to the side for 30+ cars and also suitable for coaches.
Well designed and maintained beer garden at the left side and rear of the building boasting lovely countryside views.
The premise is alarmed and has a 4 camera CCTV system.
Tenure We are advised the business is being sold as Leasehold.
Circa 6 years remaining on the current lease as of January 2018.
Current rent is £30,000 per annum.
Hours Mondays: Closed
Tuesday - Sunday: 12 till Late
Tuesday - Sunday: 12 till 8:30
Open bank holidays, Boxing Day/New Year Day: Food Served 12 till 6
Staff Owner ran with the help of 2 full time and 6 part time staff members.
Financial Profile According to the 2016 accounts the business reported a turnover of £443,690 with a gross profit of 62%.